Teenager injured cliff diving at Kal park

Residents warned that there is considerable risk involved at Rattlesnake Point site

A teenage girl was injured while cliff diving at Rattlesnake Point Sunday.

A teenage girl was injured while cliff diving at Rattlesnake Point Sunday.

A teen has been injured while participating in a high-risk activity.

Paramedics and Vernon Search and Rescue were called to Rattlesnake Point in Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park Sunday afternoon after receiving reports of a girl being hurt while cliff diving.

“I’m not sure if she hit some rocks or landed flat on the water but there could be significant back injuries,” said Leigh Pearson, with Vernon Search and Rescue.

Paramedics walked into the area and Search and Rescue transported the girl by boat to an ambulance.

“It saves 40 minutes of carrying time. It (packed out on a stretcher) is hard on the patient,” said Pearson.

Rattlesnake Point is a popular spot for youth to cliff dive during the summer, but they are being warned that there is considerable risk involved to the activity.

“We’ve taken four or five people out of there and they haven’t survived. It’s a really sad situation,” said Pearson.